What is RUOK day? The official RUOK website describes it as
R U OK? Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.
While based in Australia, I really enjoy the premise because the big focus is on educating yourself on how to talk about these things. How to ask your friends, are you okay? Not everyone is able to talk about stuff, and not everyone is able to seek proper help, so hopefully by providing a middle ground there can be some good going on.
This was originally brought up to me a while back by Zippy, so be sure to tell him thanks! And check out RUOK's extensive education page here!
I'll save you the trouble of asking me, I am doing fine. <3 But hey, are you okay?